2017 Norwegian Network for Asian Studies Open Summer Meeting

Kenneth Nielsen and Linn Adelsten Christensen, hosts for the Open Summer Meeting.

The Norwegian Network for Asian Studies held its 2017 Open Summer Meeting on Wednesday 7 June 2017, 15.15-18.00. A good gathering of Asian studies scholars from University of Oslo and other research institutes in the city attended the event, including Arild Engelsen Ruud, Pamela Price, and many other South Asianists.
This year, award winning author Ivo de Figueiredo (photo to the left)) introduced his recent book "A Stranger by my Table", a book that took him on a journey back to his ancestral village Saligao, in erstwhile Portuguese India.
Lisa Björkman from University of Louisville, USA, gave a talk on "Pipe Politics, Contested Waters" based on her monograph on Mumbai. Finally, the two winners of this year's "Best Norwegian MA thesis on an Asian topic" were announced. The meeting was organised by Dr. Kenneth Nielsen at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo. The NSAN Editor Lars Eklund attended the Open Summer Meeting in Oslo. See his photos.